Monday, August 29, 2011

Epilating 101 + preventing ingrown hair

So I have recently started using Epilator I have posted a blog on the review of the Epilator I am using right now.

With that said I just want to touch up on what Epilators do and the differences and benefits of owning one.

Difference between shaving and epilating.
Shaving and Epilating is different in a sense shaving just cuts off the hair on the top and Epilating pulls the hair out from the root.

Difference between waxing and epilating.
Wax is hot and messy and you need to keep buying it or going to the salon to get it done which causes money however epilators are one buy finish type of a thing you can carry around wherever you go. Plus it does not burn you.

Difference between laser and epilating.
Well laser treatments are permanent but epilating isn't, the hair will eventually grow back with epilating.

Pain level
Out of 10

Epilating 6
Shaving 0
Waxing 8
Lazer (depending) 5

Pros and Cons of epilating
Pros: You buy it once and you don't have to spend money again on the product,
It is portable and easy to carry around so you don't have to make booking etc..etc
It does not burn you as wax does
The pain level for many are bearable

Cons: The biggest con is that fact you might get more in grown hair than shaving
It might redden your skin
Cost is not that low
And if you are not pain tolerant it might be too much to bear

Tips on epilating and ingrown hair.

1. If you don't like pain so much use the epilator after you have bathed.

2.If you decide to use it on bare dry skin make sure you have no cream or oil or any products on your area you want to epilate for great results.

3 Run the epilator on the direction on the hair growth.

4. Don't epilate right before an event, as you might have reddened skin after you have used your epilator so do it a day or two days before for THE day.

5. To prevent in grown hair you can use methods below

  •      Scrub with a sponge or a body scrub before you epilate and the next time you shower.
  •     If this method does not work try to use some products that work on in grown hair, Tend skin has great reviews for this purpose.
  • If you don't want to buy stuff you can cut a lemon in half rub in on your leg and leave it there for a while lets say a min to two then rinse it out, dry your leg and then use your epilator. This helps some people.
  • You can use beta hydroxy acid to unblock the hardened protein blocking the hair follicle, the acid can deeply penetrate the skin to unblock .
  • If ingrown hair persists to grow you should consult your dermatologist or stop using epilator all together.
I hope this information helped you guys a little

1 comment:

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